DLC: LUNA LEDs Optimize Energy Efficiency and Light Pollution Control


Balancing Energy Efficiency and Light Pollution in Commercial Outdoor Lighting

The DLC’s recent study reveals that LEDs designed for light pollution mitigation (LUNA) can offer greater energy savings than standard energy-efficient LEDs when integrated with proper design and controls. Though LUNA LEDs may have longer payback periods, municipalities can achieve better ROI by adopting them. This approach not only conserves energy and reduces carbon emissions but also mitigates light pollution, enhancing neighborhood life quality and preserving the night sky. The study highlights that promoting LUNA-qualified products could be a cost-effective strategy for utilities and energy efficiency programs, providing valuable insights for local lighting decision-makers to balance energy efficiency with light pollution control.

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